Tag Archives: Contract

4th Cir.: Arbitrator’s decision mooted injunction appeal (access required)

An employer enjoined from moving its operations could no longer pursue its appeal after an arbitrator’s final decision. The matter was moot, despite the employer’s intention to seek attorneys’ fees. Background Appellant Airgas Inc. operates a facility in Hyattsville, Maryland, ...

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EDVA: “Astounding allegations” sustain 11-count complaint (access required)

In October 2015, wind and rain damaged Plaintiff Constance Moss’s home. Moss’s homeowner’s insurer soon issued a claim check for over $15,000. In a move she has lived to regret, Moss sent the check to her mortgage company, Defendant Manufacturers ...

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Jury verdict enforcing expired contract was unjust (access required)

A jury’s advisory verdict awarding specific performance of the parties’ contract was a plain deviation from right and justice, given that the contract’s term had expired. Background The parties in this case – Plaintiff Rockbridge Area Conservation Council and Defendant ...

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Affirmative defense triggers indemnity clause (access required)

By asserting that a contractor’s employee’s own fault contributed to her slip-and-fall, Appellant Dominion Nuclear Connecticut triggered its indemnity agreement with the contractor, Appellee Securitas Security Services USA, the high court held. Jennifer Brandenburg, a Securitas employee, allegedly slipped and ...

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Jury waiver enforceable even if contract isn’t (access required)

Analogizing to federal arbitration jurisprudence, the court held that a jury waiver was enforceable even in an agreement alleged to be fraudulently induced, since the challenging party did not allege that the waiver provision itself was procured by fraud. On ...

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Arbitration waived by merits-based litigation (access required)

An exotic dance club could not enforce arbitration agreements it obtained from its entertainers when it used those agreements as an “insurance policy” for merits-based litigation, the court of appeals said. Plaintiff/Appellee Alexis Degidio performed as a dancer at Defendant/Appellant ...

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